Bookmarked Breaking down the Shohei Ohtani-Ippei Mizuhara story …

One particular phrase jumped out at me: MLB is “essentially in the business of content creation for the gambling industry now.”

This captures the dynamic of all major sports in 2024. They’ve all mostly existed to create content for the television industry for decades, but this pivot that subjugates coverage of the actual sport to “how does this affect the spread” has been particularly painful.

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